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you know, it's still a highly competitive environment for nearly every job. >> reporter: at robert haff international a job recruiter agrees. the job market is red-hot for skilled employees in finance, information technology and project management. >> however, employees in a skilled labor market specialized skill sets are look at unemployment rates even under 3%. >> reporter: but for those in retail, construction or other blue collar jobs it's a tough market to crack for the young and inexperienced like this recent grad, it can be difficult just to get in the door. >> a lot of people were saying that they put in, you know, many resumes, had different interviews, but nothing really stuck. and they went through that over and over again. >> reporter: and that can be frustrating. don't expect those part time phenomena to go away anytime soon. it saves companies money not to provide benefits and with the affordable care act it's going to be even more expensive to
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have full-time employees. job recruiters though are a little more optimistic about it. their advice, if you are a part- timer, work hard, it could lead to a staff position. >> thank you, grace lee. one week after the connecticut school tragedy the national rifle association has broken its silence. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez tells us why the group's position is creating a new outcry. joe. >> reporter: allen, they announced today the nra did that they want armed security guards in every school in america. that's something familiar here at richmond high school where they have had armed officers for six years. they do believe it has made a difference. but many are wondering whether the nra went far enough. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> reporter: after being silent on the subject for more than a week after the slaughter in newtown, the chief of the national rifle association declared today the nra's
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solution for stopping school shootings is to have an armed guard in every school. just like they have them at banks and sports arenas. >> why is the idea of a gun good when it's used to protect the president or our police but bad when it's used to protect our children in our schools? >> reporter: the nra proposes a new program to protect america's schools called national school shield, but they were not able to protect their own news conference from protestors. >> the nra has blood on its hands! >> reporter: california senator dianne feinstein, who is proposing a new assault weapons ban, says she is upset the nra didn't go any further about gun restrictions. >> it's inconceivable after what the nra said to me today that they don't think people who have guns should have background checks or that they
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should be registered. >> it's a horribly poor choice to say, you know, that the answer to gun violence is to put more guns out there. >> reporter: andrew is a parent of students in the west contra costa school district based in richmond. the school district deploys 20 armed police officers in all high schools and middle schools at a cost of $2 million a year. the district has put no cops in its three dozen elementary schools and has no plans or money to do so. >> i'm glad we're having that conversation because i think we have experience here. i think it's an overreaction if you want to know my position as a dualy elected school board member. how am i going to put armed police officers at 50 schools? >> reporter: it's expensive and it's a complicated issue. just to give a sense of how complicated it is, consider columbine. that high school had an armed security officer. that incident happened during a time in the country when there was a ban on semi-automatic
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weapons. and allen, remember it was president clinton following columbine who called for a nationwide discussion about putting armed security officers in schools. >> joe vazquez, thank you. new tonight amid the debate over gun control and restrictions, bay area ranges are seeing a sharp increase in the number of people had want firearms training. cbs 5 reporter da lin shows us who is signing up for shooting lessons. >> reporter: this person fired a gun for the first time in her life. >> shaky. my arms are tired. >> reporter: before pulling the trigger, she attended a class in south san francisco to learn how to safely store and use a gun. >> to see what it's like and see if i do feel any sort of sense of power being female and 5 feet tall. >> finger discipline. >> reporter: many bay area instructors see a big increase in the number of people signing up for gun safety courses and
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many of them are first time gun users. the owner of bay area firearms scott jackson typically trains about 50 people a month. this month, business skyrocketed six times. >> this month we went up to about 300 and 85% are female. and they are coming in for training and they're also buying firearms. >> reporter: sarah may hillhouse is one of his students and got her training thursday. she says she decided to learn how to use a gun after two men recently tried to break into her house while she and her three daughters were inside. she had also been held up at gunpoint twice when she managed a bank. >> 5'1", and i'm a very small person and he want to defend myself. >> reporter: experts say there are lots of reasons why more people are taking gun safety courses. they newtown's shooting. they say talks of tighter gun control policies played a big policy. the two women say it's a personal decision and they hope
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never to have to point a gun at someone. in south san francisco, i'm cbs 5 reporter da lin, cbs 5. keeping an "eye on the storm." a north bay husband and wife narrowly miss being crushed by this falling tree this morning in inverness as couple was leaving to make holiday donations. the douglas fir came crashing down on top of the carport as they were getting in their car. the woman says the force of the crash pushed her into a ditch. she believes that saved her life. also in the north bay, a section of state highway 1 in marin county total watchout for much of the afternoon. closed in both directions in fact by tomales petaluma road because of flash flooding. reopened just before 5:00 tonight. but the storm is affecting traffic all over the bay area on one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. cbs 5 chief meteorologist paul deanno keeping an "eye on the storm" with live high-def doppler radar. >> it's been a sloppy day with wind gusts over 40 miles per hour. and also, a lot of rainfall out
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there. two inches of rain for the north bay. right now though we are getting a break. cbs 5 hi-def doppler showing showers around milpitas, north of hayward and walnut creek and pleasanton and danville getting showers and new showers heading toward palo alto and los altos. we need a break especially in the north bay. mountains more than half a food of rain over the past 24 hours, santa rosa more than 2", larkspur nearly one inch of rainfall a lot less in the central and south bay. let's take you out to some of the pictures from today's downpours. last-minute holiday shopping today. this video from union square in san francisco this morning. up north a section of highway collapsed today. part of the highway 162 in membered seen no county gave way after storm -- in mendocino county gave way after storm rains. a tractor-trailer drove across the area, the axle fell into
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the hole which is 20 feet deep. they may put up a temporary bridge. lots of folks want to fly. ken bastida is live at sfo on one of the busiest days of the year for travel. >> reporter: the rain is having an impact. i just got off the phone with the airport duty manager and he tells me two- to three-hour delays currently at sfo. about 100 flights have been canceled this afternoon and into the evening. there's been snow in the midwest and east coast but that's not causing problems at sfo. it's the wind as you mentioned. they have had gusts of over 25 miles an hour on the runways. when that happens, that means they have to shut down at least two of the four runways here at sfo because they are cross pattern runways. they can't operate aircraft when the wind is blowing that much and that's what's causing the problems here. we talked to a woman and her kids nancy harris, they are
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trying to get to bali for a warm tropical christmas vacation. they are not going to make it tonight. >> so we left denver this morning and the flight was late leaving deny have been and we knew it would be tight getting in here to san francisco. and then we got here and they delayed the next flight to hong kong but when we got to the gate they just then closed the door so now i have been waiting three hours in line to rebook a flight for tomorrow and i'm stand by and i'm not feeling that good about that. >> yeah. her story not all that uncommon especially when you couple it with the fact that it's a holiday getaway night. she is looking if she is lucky to get out of here by midnight if not tomorrow morning. we saw one woman who told us, her flight has been rescheduled to sunday. this is friday! so that's the story. and a lot of people unhappy starting their holiday weekend. let's hope for the best for them. ken bastida reporting live from sfo. back to you. >> thank you. got to feel for them. you can track the storm
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anytime with our live high-def doppler radar on our website, cbssf.com/weather. well, how about an early christmas gift for some people this lafayette? a gaping sinkhole has been repaired sufficiently to reopen mountain view drive. the 80 by 40-foot hole opened up during the heavy rain earlier this month. more work will be done after the new year. and remember the sinkhole that swallowed up two cars in richmond two years ago? it too is now repaired. this is what the portion of el portal drive looks like today. traffic started flowing again this afternoon after a $12 million restoration project. and if you plan to head to the sierra this weekend, we are going to have your snow forecast in a few minutes. >> a red-hot conclusion it a bay area police chase. the moments leading up to this fiery crash. >> in a bay area neighborhood that attracts foodies from all over, why critics say they can't stomach any more new restaurants. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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officers got called to the e of a truck crash on fairhav drive earlier this month. wn sa. police arrested two young men suspected of murdering a san jose teenager. officers were called to a truck crash on fairhaven drive this month. they found the body of an 18- year-old who had been shot. today police announced me to arrests of these suspects. they think they killed the victim when they tried to steal drugs from him. antioch police are searching for additional suspects after an overnight chase that ended in a fiery crash. officers were trying to stop two people who allegedly robbed the bonfair market on 10th street around 1 a.m. the driver hit a wall on highway 4. one man was arrested at the scene, a second got
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away. a 23-year-old woman is facing charges tonight for allegedly running down four pedestrians near twin peaks in san francisco, killed one of them. the group was walking on christmas tree point road last night when they were hit knocking them down th hillside. the driver was arrested nearby along with two male companions chevron plans to move 200 employees to houston's worldwide division. they say it's technical positions. the company will keep san ramon as its corporate headquarters. well, in this economy, always a good sign, isn't it, when business is booming? well, an explosion of eateries in one san francisco neighborhood isn't sitting well with everyone. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman on why some neighboring merchants say they are fed up. >> reporter: guy walks into a
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bar. which on valencia street -- one, two... three... >> reporter: doesn't narrow it down much. in four blocks, i counted three dozen, 16 new ones just in the last year or so. and now there's a backlash. >> businesses in that neighborhood are definitely feeling the brunt. >> reporter: tina davenport runs glamorama salon on valencia and says it means good food but mostly for dinner. >> i wouldn't want to turn down business as a merchant but it's a nighttime destination so it's providing less and less for the people who live in the neighborhood. >> reporter: not much going on during the day. the valencia street neighborhood merchants association has asked the city to slap a one-year moratorium on new restaurants between 16th and 24th streets. >> i think they should let the market determine what is here. >> reporter: goes the other side. an apartment owner is definitely on that side. can you have too many restaurants in an area? >> uhm....... the people who eat in the
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restaurants will determine that. >> reporter: does every neighborhood need a drugstore, barbershop, hardware store? where are you going to get a screwdriver? >> when i want a screwdriver probably go next door to luna park for a good one. >> reporter: when you're in a neighborhood with that many bars and restaurants, the first screwdriver you might think of is a vodka and orange juice not a tool. so will this place someday be a restaurant? that will be up to the san francisco board of supervisors. they have ultimate say. in san francisco, mike sugerman, cbs 5. a freeze of a different kind going on in the sierra. here's a look at highway 80 at donner lake, cars headed for lake tahoe this holiday weekend. cbs reporter neda iranpour with what you need to know if you're headed that way. >> reporter: some people may envision downtown truckee with cute shops all covered in snowflakes for a quaint christmas. >> we are skiing for the weekend and we love the snow. >> reporter: it's all smiles
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for visitors who got here before the storm. >> it's hitting today and we'll be in traffic when we do home. >> reporter: they get to enjoy tahoe's playgrounds at their finest. >> perfect, just what we need up here. >> reporter: this will be a common sight. chain controls will likely be in effect all weekend long and if there are several spinouts, caltrans will likely close interstate 80. closed until the wrecks are cleared. either way it will be slow going. cars can spin on all the slush and ice. >> take your time, enjoy. >> reporter: once you finally get to tahoe, hope you're prepared. >> here i have three pairs of pants on and five layers of tops. >> reporter: when it gets too cold, nothing like a warm breakfast to cozy up to. this family all the way from sweden to the sierra. >> i think we'll take it easy today and go skiing tomorrow. >> reporter: some may say mother nature came as santa this year bringing a great round of fresh snow in time for christmas. we want to he somehow just what
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the sierra avalanche center predicted. it's falling on packed snow and now the fresh powder is unstable. they are calling it high avalanche danger throughout the backcountry this weekend. reporting for cbs 5, i'm neda iranpour. whoo and the snow level is down low isn't it? >> at one point it was 1500 feet. that sounds good but it actually makes travel worse and we have windy conditions. i checked all the ski resorts and they are all saying windy not that good today but the wind will relax this weekend. it will be a trick getting there but look at all that area shaded in pink. that is all a winter storm warning. snow level will rise over the weekend between 5,000 and 7,000 feet but that's fine for most resorts. 2 to 5 feet of new snowfall by monday. guess what, folks. a little break and that's good for those of you who are traveling this evening. i-80 was so wet earlier but from vacaville all the way back to vallejo through martinez, fairfield and the bay bridge were dry right now.
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a lot of water on the road but nothing new falling from the sky. just a few light showers basically hugging the south bay and union city and fremont and hayward. here's what's going on. it's a pretty significant weather system that stretches all the way from central canada down now to los angeles. what we're going to see we are going to see these areas of lower pressure move into the bay area over the next couple of days. we had one this morning. it was windy and wet. we'll get another one tonight windy and wet again. then a break tomorrow late in the day. sunday here comes another one of the the overall pattern is going to get locked in place with high pressure to our south and west, lower pressure to our north and west that's allowing all of these storms to sneak right in between the two into northern california so aside from christmas eve, there's a rain chance each of the next seven days. so tonight, we are getting a break now. rain will pick up after midnight tomorrow morning very wet. then we get another break tomorrow evening so we have to go shopping got to get out tomorrow evening is a good bet then the rain comes back on
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sunday. dry day will be monday christmas eve. highs tomorrow average. livermore 56. fairfield 56. san francisco 55. san rafael and mountain view mid-50s. so we are wet early tomorrow. we're wet all day on sunday. then we get a break on christmas eve. rain on tuesday afternoon. and then we are soggy with scattered showers wednesday, thursday and friday. so pretty wet, the cbs 5 forecast. i'm don ford in vallejo. the state dumps over 1,000 pounds of what into this lake? i'll have that story coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,
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well, inside the brewer, there's a giant staircase. and the room is filled with all these different kinds of coffee. actually, i just press this button. the oakland zoo. the zoo got a check for one million dollars in the mail today from an anonymous donor. a christmas came early for the oakland zoo. they got a check for a million dollars in the mail today from
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an anonymous donor. a letter to the head of the oakland zoo board of trustees said there were no restrictions on spending the money. the zoo saw 700,000 guests pass through the gates this year and zoo officials say the money is needed for improvement. anglers who want to add a little rainbow trout might try lake chabot. cbs 5 reporter don ford shows us the lake was stocked with 2,000 pounds of the beauties. >> reporter: the california department of fish & game trout truck took its time getting ready to dump tons of trout into the lake. >> they're big ones so, you know, 2-pound rainbow trout can be 14, 15" long. >> reporter: lake chabot water is clean and the right temperature say officials. the fish are transported in these stainless steel tanks and when the plug is pulled, they simply flow down the hose into
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the lake. >> if you a skilled enough angler they are out there ready to catch. >> that would do the trick today. >> reporter: reginald and leo say they have the right stuff and saving a spot for his son. >> he is going to be coming down here after he get out of school and that's just more fish to take home. he get his five i get my five. >> reporter: leo says deep down he is really a catfish man. so what bites more, catfish or trout? >> catfish. >> catfish snatch your pole in the water. [ laughter ] >> reporter: even the vallejo mayor is excited. he says he has been fishing here since he was a boy in the '50s. what's the biggest fish you caught here? >> probably a black bass about 4 pounds. you will have to take my word for it. [ laughter ] >> reporter: after the long truck ride some fish just needed a little hope to get again. the plan is to plant 30,000
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fish in 30 different lakes throughout the region. that's quite a nice holiday gift for the fishermen. in vallejo, don ford, cbs 5. coming up in the next half hour the potential breakthrough in the investigation into a deadly home invasion. >> to see her in chains like that come out, this is -- it's hard for our family. >> how prosecutors tie a single mother to murder in a high-end bay area neighborhood. >> congress goes on christmas break leaving behind a "fiscal cliff" hanger. how president obama addressed the looming crisis with just days to strike a deal. >> and they tied the knot or so they thought. the snafu that means the california couple was never married for the past half cent. -- half century. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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decades. now, investigators say they've made a brea now at 6:30 it's the first murder to happen in an exclusive bay area neighborhood in four decades. investigators have made a break in the case of a young woman was charged in court today with being an accessory to the murder of a millionaire in his south bay mansion. mark sayre tells us police don't think this was a random
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attack. >> reporter: that judge set bail for $1 million for the single mother. while she has not been charged in this murder, her attorney says detectives are very much pressing her for information about the case. 22-year-old raven dixon of alameda appeared in alameda county superior court wearing shackles accessory to a homicide with a gang enhancement in the murder of ravi kumra in his home. dixon agreed to an extension of her case. >> extend that? >> yes. >> reporter: but the details of the charges and what led to dixon's arrest are currently under court seal. sandra mitchell is dixon's mother. >> i love my daughter and my love and prayers are with her and the family and we're praying for the best, we are. she has done everything her ability to clear herself, and she did everything she is supposed to do and i'm proud of
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her. >> reporter: while mitchell would not discuss the specifics of the case, she says her daughter is scared. >> she's a nervous wreck. this is new and she's, you know, to see her in chains like that come out it's hard for our family. >> reporter: kumra was a well- known businessman in the south bay a one-time owner of the mountain winery. today the los gatos-montserrano police department assures the public that the murder was not random and there is no ongoing danger to the community. as for dixon, she was arrested in mountain view this past tuesday. her attorney says his client has been questioned by police just one aspect of this investigation he is concerned about. >> i have a lot of questions on how a single client mother gets arrested being charged with a pc-32 and nothing anybody or any of her family members know anything about it. it's just out of the blue charge and i think they might just want somebody to charge
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that homicide to. >> reporter: now, a spokesman for the los gatos-montserrano police department will only say that this investigation is very much activity. it is ongoing. the police department won't specify how many additional suspects may be sought in connection with this murder. allen, back to you. >> mark sayre, thank you. we are following a developing story in central pennsylvania. it's where a gunman shot and killed three people including a woman who was decorating for a children's christmas party at a church. police say the gunman killed two other men at another location before he was shot and killed by state troopers. investigators are still looking for a motive. the nation paused to remember the victims of last friday's mass shooting in connecticut. [ bell tolls ] >> had the rain came down in newtown as bells across the nation rang 26 times at 9:30 a.m. their time marking the moment when one week ago, 20 children and six adults were killed. a moment of silence was also observed at the white house and
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people living in newtown say the shooting still echoes seven days later. >> i grew:in this town and i needed to come here to mourn with everyone to show my support. >> five more funerals planned for today with more this weekend. today lawmakers started heading home for christmas without reaching a deal on the looming "fiscal cliff" so that means there are now just 10 days remaining until the automatic tax hikes and spending cuts kick in january 1. disagreements over how much to raise the taxes and cut spending continued to separate democrats and republicans. president obama called on house speaker john boehner to come back to the negotiating table and avoid the "fiscal cliff." >> as of today, i am still ready and willing to get a comprehensive package done. >> the remarks came after speaker boehner failed to gather enough of his party's support to bring his so-called plan b to the floor for a vote. his proposal would have effectively raised taxes only
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on those americans making more than a million dollars a year. house and senate members will be back at the capital on december 27th looking for that solution. wall street worried about the "fiscal cliff" talks, stocks closed sharply lower today. the dow dropped more than 120 points. the nasdaq fell 29 points. the s&p dropped, as well. california cannot stop people from using the so-called conversion therapy to try to turn gay minors straight. the federal appeals court issued an emergency order late this afternoon putting the law banning the therapy on hold. the law was the first of its kind set to take effect january 1. licensed counselors and two families who say their teenaged sons have benefited from it sought the injunction citing free speech rights. it's official. president obama has nominated senator john kerry to be the new secretary of state. kerry is a former presidential candidate and an expert at
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foreign policy. his nomination comes after u.n. ambassador susan rice pulled out of the running for the job. and that's because of republican attacks on her role in the aftermath of the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. political insiders say senator kerry's appointment is seen as a certainty. imagine walking down the aisled in the 1960s and nearly a half century later finding out you were never really married. the matt think money mistake they found out. >> the three words that formed the top tweet of 2012. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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nearly 50-years... but only now, is their ma a couple who met in the bay area thought they had been married for nearly 50 years but only now was their marriage officially legal. cbs reporter rachel kim on why this may serving as a lesson.
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>> your face glowed. >> reporter: bob clark recalls the day he married the girl that caught his eye at san jose state. >> very cute. >> reporter: norma's first impression? >> tall. >> reporter: tall bob and petite norma got married in 1964 in san mateo, california. they eventually raised two children in southern california. a few months ago 74-year-old bob and 71-year-old norma celebrated their 48th anniversary. and a newspaper article about what documents to have in case of death got bob thinking about the future. >> one of the pieces they talked about was the importance of having a legal marriage license. so if you want to get your spouse's benefits, you have to have that document. >> reporter: so bob called the san mateo county hall of records to get a copy of their marriage certificate. two weeks later, a surprising letter. >> they had no record of it at all. so that's when we first -- i remember i called them from work i think. look, we' not married! >> the church obviously would
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have a record of what they did and everybody's signature was there. what they forgot to do was send it in to the county. >> they had a copy they faxed it to us. >> reporter: although they now had a copy, the clarks soon learned that marriage certificates have to be filed within two years of the ceremony so on november 21 the couple came here to the san bernardino county hall of records and went through a declaration of marriage and made it legal. northern ma's brother and sister came back to be -- norma's brother and sister came back to witnesses. now the drum roll? the top tweet of 2012. it is a photo of president obama with a caption, 4 for years. this obviously after he won re- election. it was retweeted more than 800,000 times. the tweet that came in second was a photo of a brain cancer patient with justin bieber. >> that's tweetable. this is a week we're all looking for hope after the school shootings and tonight we
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look to a student rising above alumni who is finding a positive way to deal with violent loss and young women have been following for 15 years. >> good evening to you, meteorologist paul deanno a stormy first day of wind with wind, rain and mountain snow. here's hi-def doppler right now. prospects for dry weather this weekend? i'll have your forecast coming up. >> the as may have a place to call home after next season and she's only 5 but her rap video on 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick has gone viral. that's coming up in sports. ,,,,,,,,,,
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and tonite, we find some li shining in a safe to say we need a little hope after the violent events of this past week. >> and tonight we find some light shining in a young woman who has had to deal with gun violence firsthand growing up in west oakland. wendy tokuda has this week's student rising above. >> reporter: we have been following this young woman doing stories on her since 1998
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so she no longer a student instead a professional. her message tonight is useful, timely and deeply felt. weather we first met salina lane she was only 19 and totally on her own. she and her younger sister lived month to month in east oakland raising their younger brother. they work minimum wage jobs after school to pay the bills. no welfare, no parents to rely on. >> it's something that will never go away. when you feel rejected left alone and abandoned that is the hardest thing in the world to accept because you know it was done intentional. >> if you can imagine children from the time they're infants where no one cares whether you wake up, have food, clothes, much less clean clothes, whether or not you go to school. >> reporter: we followed silena as she graduated from usf then
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served in the peace corps in africa. now she is the program director for a nonprofit called up on top working with kids from the tenderloin and the western addition. but more recently, it was a tragedy that reconnected us. in august, she get a late-night call from her uncle. >> of course he couldn't get a word out and i knew even before he said it that someone in our family was murdered. >> reporter: her cousin malik was only 16, murdered in what appeared to be an attempted robbery. it was a flashback for silena whose brother was murdered in 2006. frederick layne, his case never solved. >> it's never a moment in a day that i don't think about my brother and how he impacts every decision that i have made. >> reporter: during the last 10 years, 10 members of silena's family have been murdered but
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it's her cousin's murder that haunts brother's murder. should she have skipped the peace corps to be home with him. >> i have to establish myself in a solid foundation. >> reporter: she talked about her brother at a speech for students rising would every. >> i thought i could give him something of substance some guidance but i later realized that he needed a man, a father, and not just a big sister. >> reporter: more than half the homicide victims in the united states are african-americans 85% men mostly young. >> we need our men to be role models. >> that's another good one. >> reporter: but it's not just men she says. it's everyone. and the values begin at home. >> i lead by example. going to work every, single day making sure my bills are paid, making sure that i'm constantly
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available when someone needs a shoulder or an ear. >> did you already read that one. >> reporter: it's the reason silena is working with low income kids now. >> this is my purpose in life to educate young people, each one teach one. >> reporter: she prays a lot, she says, and every day she does something for someone else. every day. students rising above helps silena get through usf. and this year, sra will help 60 teenagers like her go to college. with your help, it could do even more. for more information go to studentsrisingabove.org. >> when she prays that one boy's school work or artwork the look on his face said it all. meant so much for that praise. >> it's changing lives. >> she is changing lives. >> she does something every
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day, too. >> mm-hm. >> thank you, wendy. >> you're welcome. all right. happening right now, rain, wind cold. >> here's the kitchen sink. go ahead and take it all on day one. it started at 3:12 a.m. this morning for winter and the rain started there for san francisco. this is all i can find in the east bay and south bay and the peninsula. redwood city across the dumbarton to union city, fremont, hayward, showers right now. this will head to the north and east. that will hit you in the tri- valley, pleasanton, livermore, dublin, also seeing some showers toward the coast south of pacifica but looking at the overall big view there's not much going on for san francisco in the north bay currently and that's good because you have two inches of rain earlier today and we are looking at some showers about 4 or 5 hours north of san francisco. that's the leading edge of the rain that will get here after midnight tonight. let's show you a couple of the beautiful sights of today. it was wet and windy but we also this that beautiful mix of sunshine and rain which gives us pictures like this.
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lots of rainbows around with that mix of sun and rainfall today. mid-50s outside right now. san francisco 3535. san jose 56. so many of you heading to the mall on a friday night in concord now it is currently 53 degrees. we can thank the cloud cover for preventing from us getting anywhere close to a freeze. couple of nights ago you were in the 20s. now we are look at upper 40s, low 50s. napa 48 degrees. big area of low pressure to our north and west will continue for the next several days to feed in these waves of lower pressure into the bay area. that initiates the rainfall and we have about two more to go before we get a break on christmas eve. another one gets here tonight, early tomorrow. we get a break tomorrow evening. that's the one time over the weekend i'm fairly confident it will be dry late in the day tomorrow. and then the pattern just kind of holds with the exception of christmas eve.
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we'll have a chance of rainfall for each day over the next 7 and a wet pattern likely to continue into the new year with that storm track aimed right toward us. rainfall totals we are looking at an additional almost inch for san rafael, san francisco. our computers predicting more than an inch of rainfall for redwood city. so what to expect in rain picks up tonight. we get a break tomorrow evening. we'll be wet on sunday before we have a dry christmas eve. the only dry day of the next several. oakland 57 tomorrow. concord 54. san jose 57. sunnyvale 57 degrees. we are looking at highs in the mid-40s for concord, san ramon and pleasanton with rain early tomorrow. petaluma 53. san francisco 55. extended forecast, pretty soggy over the weekend. we get that break on christmas eve for you last, last, last- minute shoppers. christmas day rain returns in the afternoon and showers will be around next wednesday, thursday and friday. not so good news if you like dry weather but excellent news if you like it go skiing and here's your ski report: no new snow in heavenly as of
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this this morning but you're under a winter storm warning. kirkwood seeing tremendous amount of snowfall this weekend and squaw valley five feet of snow by christmas eve. that's your weather report and ski report. we'll be right back. ,, ,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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going to remain the "oaklan a's... for now... it it appears that the oakland as are going to remain the oakland as for now. it appears the as [ indiscernible ] for the next five years at the coliseum. a letter lew wolff reportedly asked for an agreement to keep the as through oakland through 2018 adding they would remain in oakland for five years regardless of the outcome of their efforts to obtain a new stadium in the south bay. the bobcats are in town tonight and the warriors are off to their best start in 21 years. it's safe to say they won't be quitting their day jobs anytime soon. >> come on now. bigger hat? oh, what fun it is to ride... in a one horse open sleigh. dashing through the snow. in a one horse open sleigh. over the fields we go, laughing
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all the way -- ha ha -- bells on bobtail ring making spirits bright... what fun... >> extreme hiking is a growing sport and one local firefighter took that concept to a new level in death valley. here's dennis o'donnell. >> people think it's crazy to come out here and to go out in the area but i think they are crazy for not doing it. >> reporter: 38-year-old dave heckman is a thrill seeker. in july the half moon bay native completed the first-ever circumnaviation of death valley national park. >> i never thought i would be the first person to do this. it just so happened we did it. >> reporter: the two traveled hundreds of miles on foot for 16 days without any outside assistance in the hottest time of the year and driest place on earth. >> over 120 in some areas and
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never really get used to that. you know, you just kind of tolerate it. about every 15 or so miles, i knew we would probably need water. and every 25 to 30 miles we would need food because i was planning on doing between 20 to 30 miles a day. >> reporter: in order to be self-sufficient, heckman they carried food and water along the route months in advance tracking the whereabouts of these stations with a gps device. >> at home you have all your devices to contact people and all the comforts of home and really begin to realize that. you don't really need all that stuff. i'm hoping people realize that the desert how great it is and that it is a place to be protected. >> have you seen the capper wrapper? a youtube video has gone viral. [ rap ]
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>> bringing the best of the rest coast... ♪ [ music ] >> number 68 red and white flying through the sky, as you watch him just wide [ indiscernible ] >> over the past week the 5- year-old from dayton ohio has over 300,000 views on youtube. sarah already has more followers on twitter than dennis o'donnell. that's true. kaepernicking releases on itunes next week. >> goodness. >> great football player and like watching him on tv. >> i thought it was a good video. >> thank you for clearing that up. >> i was concerned. >> she has a new song in january about the 49ers. >> i hope she does. >> good. >> all right. thank you so much. >> thank you for watching. for the latest news and weather are always on cbssf.com. see you at 10:00 and 11:00. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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